The Human Rhythm: Junot Díaz and VONA 2012

Art demands that you be human. It’s the only demand that art makes.
—Junot Díaz

Last week, I prepared for this week. This week, I read and workshop with VONA/Voices 2012 at the University of California at Berkeley. During a 2010 Smithsonian interview, VONA co-founder Junot Díaz described writing as a human rhythm. This week is about being in that rhythm.

This is for all of the people who believe in artists, including writers. For writers of color. To June Jordan, the original poet for the people. To Sherman Alexie, for the precise humor. To Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, for body breath memory.




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